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Immunization Awareness Month

July 31, 2013

July marked Immunization Awareness Month in Georgia. First Lady Sandra Deal and GOCF Executive Director Katie Jo Ballard spent the month touring hospitals and educating new parents about the importance of immunization in their children.

The Legislative Process: SB 136 Signed By Governor Deal

May 1, 2013

At the start of the legislative session, Governor Deal addressed the need for increased attention to public safety on Georgia’s waterways. Senate Bill 136 does exactly that.

April is Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness Month

April 24, 2013

Georgia's Department of Human Services' Division of Family and Children Services receives a report of child abuse every 15 minutes. Understanding the prevalence of child abuse and its prevention are important steps to decreasing child abuse in our communities and across the state.

Dept. of Education Launches 'Georgia’s Future. Now!'

March 12, 2013

The Department of Education recently launched Georgia’s Future. Now! as a way to unite efforts to improve student achievement and tell the story of the successes in public schools.

The Legislative Process: SB 136 Goes to the House

March 8, 2013

The Senate unanimously approved a bill that would make it a crime to pilot a boat with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher and increase penalties for those caught boating drunk.

Home Education in Georgia

March 5, 2013

Almost 50,000 students attend home school across the state, the Georgia Department of Education reports, and during this current school year, homeschooling has been even easier for parents.

The Legislative Process: Boating Safety in Georgia

February 22, 2013

To combat several incidences of boating while intoxicated on Lake Lanier recently, Governor Nathan Deal and several state legislators are working to strengthen public safety on the waterways.

Implementing Common Core Standards

January 16, 2013

Georgia was one of the first states to adopt a set of learning standards that sets public school performance expectations for each subject area in each grade.

Amber Alert Technology Helps Bring Children Home

January 10, 2013

Amber Alerts have proven to play an important and effective part in returning abducted children safely to their families.

Flu Season in Georgia

January 7, 2013

Georgia health officials and the CDC are reporting a growing flu season in the United States.

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